Congressman Jodey Arrington was raised in Plainview, Texas, the son of a tractor salesman and a school teacher. Jodey graduated from Texas Tech and his passion of public service took him to Austin, Texas where he worked for Governor George W. Bush. He was then tapped by President Bush to join the White House as a senior advisor before being appointed as Chief of Staff to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. In 2007, he returned to West Texas where he was Vice Chancellor of the Texas Tech University System before taking the helm as President of a healthcare innovation company in Lubbock.
In January of 2017, Jodey became only the fifth person to represent Texas’ 19th Congressional District since its formation in 1935. In Congress, Jodey has been an outspoken advocate for reining in the federal government, promoting agriculture and energy, strengthening national security, and respecting the Constitution.
In his first term, Jodey served as a member of the Agriculture, Budget and Veterans’ Affairs committees. He was also appointed by the Speaker as the only freshman member to serve on the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Reform.
Upon entering the 116th Congress, Jodey was selected to serve on the Committee on Ways and Means. The oldest Congressional Committee, Ways and Means also has the broadest legislative jurisdiction including tax, trade, healthcare, social security, and welfare. As a new member on the Committee, prioritizing rural America’s most critical issues – agriculture, energy, and healthcare, will remain his driving force.
He is grateful to serve and is especially thankful for the tremendous sacrifice and support of his wife, Anne, and their three children.
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